Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Behavior: stallion

Synonym(s): Male sexual behavior

Contributor(s): Natalie Waran

introduction

  • Stallion behavior describes the behavior that is typical of the entire (intact) male horse. Under natural conditions, in free-ranging horses, the stallion will either live in close proximity to several mares and their offspring as the herd or harem stallion, or he will live as part of a group of males (Bachelor band or herd).
  • Stallions in bachelor bands are normally males of two years and over who are not able for one reason or another to defend a group of females.

normal behavior

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abnormal or problem behavior

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • McDonnell S (1986)Reproductive behavior of the stallion. Vet Clin North Am (Equine Pract)2(3), 535-557.

Other sources of information

  • McDonnell S M (1992)Normal and abnormal sexual behavior.In: Stallion Management - Vet Clin North Am (Equine Pract)8(1), 71-74.


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